Andre Olsen is of puerto rican & norwegian descent, born and raised in upstate New York. He began taking singing seriously around 2007. Started learning to play the guitar at age 15, however Andre played on and off, not giving it too much effort until recently. "I learned a few chords from friends, and later began teaching myself and watching videos of others playing guitar". The first video Andre posted was a cover of Mario’s “Let Me Love You”, for friends to see. Although of poor video and audio quality, it received good feedback from my friends, so he continued to post more.
"My first gig was at an open mic in my hometown. Extremely nervous, I could not even finger pick the guitar strings. So I just strummed…and strummed fast I did! Haha! The audience still loved it, and I returned to play at future open mics, and parties. I came to realize that I wanted to become a musician".
Although being a musician is not yet his Full Time my profession, Andre loves any opportunity to perform. "I have become more comfortable & relaxed on stage/in front of people. With a mic in hand, singing my heart out, I’m home."
There are several artists in the music industry I’d love to work with, including Ryan Leslie, Craig David, Gabe Bondoc, Drake, and Michael Buble. If you want to collaborate, send me a message in the “Contact Me” Section below.